WORRIED by the threat of flood in many communities in the state, the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), in Kogi State has mobilised no fewer than 1000 youths to work in the nine local government areas that are prone to flooding.
This followed the distress call received by the National Emergency Maintenance Agency (NEMA) of imminent flood in Sarkin Noma, Ganaja, Lokoja Local Government area and Igalamela-Odolu local government area of Kogi State.
The local government area prone to flooding in the state are Kogi, Lokoja, Omala, Igalamela-Odolu, Kabba/Bunu, Ajaokuta, Ibaji, Bassa and
The chairman of the NYCN, Kogi State, Nihi Oladele, on Sunday, said the youths would be selected through the local government chapters of the council to work with the State Emergency Maintenance Agency (SEMA) and NEMA
He said, “The idea is to raise volunteers through the local government chapters of the council who we expect to work with NEMA and the state Ministry of Environment in carrying out grassroot sensitization and environmental sanitation, this includes clearing of blocked drainages to allow free flow of water, creating alternative routes for water to flow easily, clearing of bushes (where necessary), and other tasks that may be deemed necessary by the ministry.